Friday, October 26, 2007

We're Still Alive!

It's been a long but favorable week.

We got a little extra cash....not enough...but a little. It's not the first yet, so I'm still praying for the rest. Stay tuned!

Mom #2 has several promising leads on jobs. So let's all keep our fingers crossed that this comes out all right. We are too close to Christmas to stay out of work for too long.

Baby Boy has done great in his schoolwork this week. The first week of Geometry was a big success. We also finished our first full-on art project. Yeah! I'll have to post photos later. I haven't had time to load them into the computer at this point. Too busy, I guess.

On the other hand, I know Baby Boy is feeling much better from his surgery, because he has been behaving like we raised him in a barn. I won't go into too much detail, but just suffice it to say that he's on punishment this week. I'm just going to leave it at that.

Well, if I may say so myself, I'm getting really good at cooking the low-sodium way. We have had a buffet of scrumptious meals this week. Yeah for us! Of course, we had What-a-burger tonight, but we all stumble, right?

Ohhh..... did anyone see the space shuttle in the sky this week? We saw it. It was awesome! It looked like a little red ball of fire that streaked through the sky. Mom #2 took a picture, but we aren't sure if it came out or not. Once again, I haven't loaded them into the computer. Stay tuned. I'll get off my lazy a** and get them pretty soon. It's Friday night.

Anywho.... have a great evening....we are!


Friday, October 19, 2007

A Little Surgery Can't Keep Us Down.

Well, we’re at the end of another very full week here at the Two Moms’ Homeschool.

Baby boy had some outpatient surgery on Monday. Of course we went from being scheduled at 11:30 AM to not getting seen until after 3 PM. We didn’t leave the hospital until after 6 PM! It was the longest day ever. I don’t know why doctors use different clocks than the rest of us.

Anywho, all of that is beside the point. Baby Boy’s surgery went very well. He was out of commission all day Monday and Tuesday, about half of his usual self on Wednesday and progressively got better throughout the week. Today, Friday, he is back to his old self. It’ll be a little while before we know if the operation was a complete success or not, but things are definitely looking up. I’m crossing my fingers and praying. Lord knows we could use a break.

We did do some school work Wednesday through Friday. We hit the highlights pretty good and did some Marine Biology lab work. Baby Boy LOVES lab work; he is a science fiend.

Here's our homemade model of an annelid (a water worm). Pretty good, huh?

Oh, and the best news ever - - we finally finished Algebra 1. We have been at it for what seems like forever. We are so happy to be done. On to Geometry. Wish us luck!

I’ve been very moody this week. It’s a good thing I still have a place to call home. I guess this has been a very emotional week for all of us. Mom #2 and I hate to see Baby Boy in any kind of pain. He’s all we have. I don’t know what we’re going to do when he grows up and moves away. Oh, I can already feel tears welling up; I’d better change the subject.

Mom #2 still doesn’t have a job. She thinks she does, but she doesn’t. Well, she is working on something that is supposed to pan out into a paycheck – eventually. I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this all plays out. I’m hoping and praying it will all result in a nice hefty paycheck. Cross your fingers!


Friday, October 12, 2007

Money's Still Tight, But We're All Right.

I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but we have been so busy with so many different things.

As previously mentioned, Mom #2’s former employer stiffed her on her paycheck, so we have been in quite the financial bind. Well, it has been a well kept secret that this is the third job in a row we have taken and been stiffed on the pay. This is NOT GOOD. I don’t know if we have an invisible ink tattoo on us that says “We Work For Free” or what, but we’ve been very unlucky with work lately.

Anyway, after many days and nights of praying, weeping, and gnashing of teeth, we appear to be heading into the light. After a little “financial rodeo” we have wrangled together enough money for this month’s bills and a tentative plan to get next month lived through…this is not ideal…but it’s ok for now. Frankly, this is better than I have felt in a while and I’ll take it!

Baby Boy was supposed to complete his phase testing at tae kwon do this past weekend, but we had a little minor health emergency and he wasn’t able to complete the entire series of tests. We had to miss classes all this week, and it looks like we’ll be missing classes again all next week as well, so I’m not exactly sure when he will finish his testing, but he will. He loves tae kwon do, and he is getting very good at it. The phase testing will move him from the beginner program to the intermediate program. Here are some photos of what he was able to complete.

Speaking of Baby Boy, he is going to have a little minor surgery on Monday, and I’m not sure how long he’ll be “down for the count.” We’re hoping it’ll be a quick recovery, but the truth is that you just never know. Baby Boy has a way of being the extreme case of everything. He’s tough as nails though, that’s the one thing I can say whole heartedly.

School has gone great these past few weeks. We’ve been getting things done on a fairly regular basis. Report cards (yes, we do grades) came out last week and with the exception of a B+ in math, we’re all A’s in this household. I’m ecstatic! Baby Boy is very bright when he applies himself.

We have lots of things on the horizon; I’ll try to post more often, so I don’t have to “gloss over” everything.


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